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We are the Archipelago Collective

Archipelago Collective’s mission is to bring world-class chamber music to San Juan Island, providing a creative retreat for our musicians and a unique and enriching experience for our audience.

Archipelago Collective's vision is to be an integral part of the rich artistic community on San Juan Island. Our annual chamber music festival provides world-class musicians the time and freedom to explore small ensemble music and delve into the creative process. Throughout the week we perform in various venues at which intimacy and interaction with the audience are foremost. In avoiding the traditional concert hall paradigm, Archipelago Collective presents classical chamber music in a way that invites audience participation and inquiry. We strongly believe in the value of music education; we give presentations at local schools and our concerts are free to all students. 

Our musicians gather on San Juan Island from around the US and Canada to draw inspiration from the stunning natural surroundings, deeply engage in the process of making music, and share in the experience with the community.

Archipelago Collective takes its name from the San Juan Islands, clustered in the Salish Sea between Washington State and British Columbia. Archipelago Collective is a registered Nonprofit, under the Washington Nonprofit Corporation Act Chapter 24.03 RCW, and a 501(c)(3) corporation. All donations are tax deductible.


Enjoy a selection of works we have commissioned and performed over the years, and more to come!

Megan Bledsoe-Ward
Nevertheless for Harp and Bassoon

Miguel del Aguila
Salón Buenos Aires

Claude Debussy
Trio for Flute, Viola, and Harp

Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet, Op. 18 No 2

Friedrich Hermann
Grand Duo Brilliant, Op. 12

Board of Directors

Peter Coggan - President

Susan Joslyn

Anni Hochhalter

Jeanelle Meyer

Sophie Baird-Daniel

Dana Jackson

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